Small profile changes

We’ve just turned on a few changes to user profiles. The “Allow others to browse my Contributed Releases” option has been removed. Previously this option has been overridden by users with mod rights (they could browse your contributions no matter what). But we want as many people involved in the submission process as possible, so […]

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Contributor Improvement Program

We have just turned on a new feature called the Contributor Improvement Program (CIP). This is designed to identify submitters who are having difficulty learning the Discogs system and have them read the guidelines and try to improve their contributions. It’s also a way to minimize potential disruptions to the database from incorrect submissions and […]

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Quick links / page anchors added to guideline pages

I have added HTML anchors to the main guideline pages today. This means you can link directly to the section of the guidelines, for example [url=http://www.discogs.com/help/submission-guidelines-release-artist.html#Artist_Name_Variation_ANV]http://www.discogs.com/help/submission-guidelines-release-artist.html#Artist_Name_Variation_ANV[/url]. It also makes the section you are looking for a bit quicker to find, especially for the pop-up help view on the submission form. This is a list of […]

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Updates on V4 – 04-Apr, Removing Releases and Auto-reverts

Removing releases from the database is now possible again. To initiate the process you need to go to the history page and click “Remove Release” on the right. The next steps are: A history entry is added to the release: “Removal Pending” Contributor and users who have it in their collection/wantlist get notified Voters and […]

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Updates on V4 – 30-Mar

Greets I’m sorry about the lack of updates on V4. After it went live I was frantically fixing things and working on improvements. Soon after I caught a bad flu and have been out sick for over a week. Looking back, the deployment of V4 was not planned well and came off quite sloppy. This […]

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Browsing Submissions

We’ve just turned on a new interface for browsing submissions. (http://www.discogs.com/submissions ). This has a pane on the left listing recent submissions and when you click one it will load the details on the right side. Currently you can browse submissions by: -My Submissions (the link is in My Discogs and in the My Discogs […]

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What to do about rank?

The changes with v4 have brought up some concerns with the rank system that have caused me to reevaluate it’s purpose. As of right now rank is not being updated with new submissions. We can re-add this information later on if we need to. But I wanted to see what other people thought of the […]

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Welcome to Discogs v4

We turned on version 4 today. Here’s the highlights of what has changed: We’ve switched from an absolute YES/NO voting system to a graduated system, with 5 vote options ranging from “Complete and Correct” to “Entirely Incorrect”. Changes to data are now made live and are immediately visible on the site. After something is changed […]

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Guideline changes – Discogs guideline review now live

[b]GUIDELINE CHANGES – 10th March 2008[/b] [b]Important guideline changes to take note of:[/b] The label guidelines have been shifted to a more ‘as on release’ method of data entry. Both companies and labels are now allowed to be entered in this field. This has most importance for the major label releases. There is expected to […]

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Outage 21st Feb

There was a network outage from about 11am to 11.55 UK time. This was out with our servers and our control, and was unannounced. I am sorry for any inconvenience, and we will be looking into the reasons.

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